June 12, 2012

Flowers

I follow an account on twitter that posts cute sayings about marriage or marriage “tips” or things of that nature. I think it may actually be called marriagetips. Anyway, they posted something today that said:

Husbands, when was the last time you gave your wife flowers?
Wives, when was the last time you gave HIM flowers?

And I thought, men want flowers?

 

Personally, I love flowers as gifts. But I can say with absolute certainty that if I came home one day and said, “Here honey, flowers!” SoldierMan would look at me sideways and go, “Um, flowers? Really?”

It’s kind of like how every person goes through a period before they learn that a gift they would like to receive is not a gift the other person would like to receive. This is how that little tidbit on Twitter struck me, but maybe I’m wrong.

Would your husband like you to give him flowers for his birthday, anniversary or just because? And I don’t mean, like, condolence flowers or some other general social convention, like a pot of poinsettias for Christmas. I mean actual flowers as a romantic gift.

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14 comments:

  1. Flowers can cause a bit of controversy in our relationship so I would say no. Back in the day (over 3.5 years ago), B-man and I had a falling out that resulted in me shoving flowers in his face. Yes. I was THAT dramatic. If I bought him flowers, he would surely think they were a weapon.

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  2. I don't think DH would like flowers as a gift. If I bought them, he would think I bought them for myself. And if I gave them to him, I think it would come across as a thoughtless gift as they wouldn't mean very much to him. A big juicy steak dinner, yes. Flower, nope!

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  3. No one in our house likes getting flowers. I like them but our cats attack them so if I get some, they have to hide on the top of the fridge which is no fun. If I gave the hubs flowers, he'd probably think it was a prank. :p

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  4. Flowers definitely wouldn't be my husband's preferred gift. He'd much rather have banana bread or cake. Sounds like weird advice to me.

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  5. nope...I don't think my husband would appreciate flowers as a romantic gift. I can think of many other things, but not flowers. Can you imagine a wife sending flowers to her husband's work?....I'm pretty positive mine would get teased.

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  6. Bwa ha ha! My husband would look at me like I was a crazy person! He's never actually given ME flowers. Ever! So, actually, maybe for me to give him flowers would be hysterical!

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  7. I love flowers just because. When they come after a fight, for a special occasion, it seems too forced. Now, my husband on the other hand, I can't think that he would like flowers. In the years I have known him, appropriate gifts range from electronics to books to iTunes gift cards to gum but flowers, notsomuch.

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  8. I asked Brian what he thought and he said, "It would be awkward. It's just weird. It's odd, it's just...I don't know, it's one of those "not normal" type things. It would have to depend on the relationship with your spouse. If we'd been doing it for years, then it'd be okay, but being that we haven't it's kinda awkward and out of place."

    Note to self: Don't get him flowers or else vague conversation will ensue.

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  9. Al would think I was ill or something. We're not huge flower people in general, but he would not care one bit if I brought him home flowers!

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  10. Cam would not appreciate the gesture if I brought home flowers for him. He'd think I bought them for myself, but was trying to pass them off as a "gift" for him. I've rarely received them from him just because, so when I do get them on special occasions/ holidays, I do really appreciate the gesture. (Maybe there's a method to his madness???)

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  11. I am not married but I have 2 brothers and they would think I had gone crazy if I ever bought them flowers. The look on their faces would be priceless though!

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  12. I sent my husband flowers once when he was away at school and depressed. He really appreciated them!

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  13. Um, no. I'm not even a big fan of flowers for me...more a fan of the idea of flowers or flowers for no particular reason but flowers for the hubs would not be well received. I'm pretty sure he'd look at me like I was crazy and then turn it into some sort of joke.

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  14. I saw you tweet that and I thought the same thing. No, my husband would not want flowers...but when I find out what he WOULD want, I'll let ya know. We've been married for 2.5 years and I don't think I've figured it out yet. One time, I got him a food dehydrater for Christmas (lol) because he said he wanted one once. He still hasn't opened it. Fingers crossed that his Father's Day present is a win ;)

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